Wood firings at the studio take three days to load and fire. It then takes another three days for things to cool before we can unload. Unfortunately we had to work in the rain, which is not swell when the object of the whole process is to get things real hot and bone dry. Oh well, we'll make do.
These are the pots I built for the occasion. Everything this time around is hand built.
This is about half the pots we will stack in our 40 cubic foot kiln.
This is the first layer of shelves. As you can see, this kiln is in pretty bad shape. The studio is currently trying to raise the $50,000 it will take to build a new one. They should have started saving when it was originally built, but I guess you live and learn.
This is what it looks like packed with the bag walls up. I like to put my pieces where they will receive the most amount of fire and ash.
We bricked the door to end the day. We will seal the cracks tomorrow morning and get the fires going by 7:00.